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  • #71970
    Mr.ToR
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    People,
    Please beware. I’ve just lost 3 days of work.
    I’m using Ctrlr v5.3.198 on OSX 10.10.5
    At least I have a copy from 3 days ago but this is incredibly frustrating.
    I’ve just lost 3 days of my life and all the stuff i came up with. In all my years of coding, this is the first time I’ve experienced something like this.

    I saved my panel, closed Ctrlr, opened it again, and the panel is there but the lua editor is F..KING EMPTY…. It only has the 6 Built-In functions.
    backup panel size from 3 days ago: 3,336,220 bytes
    now suddenly latest panel size: 3,242,723 bytes

    How is this possible???

    Apparently, everytime a file is saved it must be a new file.

    #71971
    Mr.ToR
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    Update,

    I was able to find a cracked data recovery software for Mac.
    EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard v9.8 (build 20151210)
    With it, I was able to recover the one before last saved version, which is about half an hour old, so no big deal 🙂
    The important thing to note here is that my panel was saved to a drive using a journaling partition format, namely ‘Mac OS Extended’. This wouldn’t have worked on a FAT, FAT32 or ExFAT partition. I am so glad that I did not use ExFAT to format that drive.

    From now on I will only use the ‘save versioned’ command on Ctrlr.

    I hope this info helps someone.

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    #71991
    human fly
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    welcome to Ctrlr :o) – until you get used to how it
    saves, you can have some unpleasant surprises.
    waah where’s all my work gone.

    i do not use ‘save versioned’, i’m not too sure about it
    yet – i lost some work getting mixed up about what version
    i was working on several times. so now i just make a new
    file when i do a major save. and i appear to ‘save’ that
    file when i do quicky saves, so i feel confident with that
    way.

    something you should watch out for if you use groups and
    tabs .. is that modulators you put in them are then identified
    with that tab/group. and if you drag from one group to another,
    it (was, could have been fixed) keeping that attribute. so that
    when you open the panel next time, all your objects have jumped
    back into their former container.

    the way to avoid this seems to be to drag them onto the workspace
    first, to clear the names, and then they can be moved to their
    destination.

    all good, except i just found what is perhaps a bug:
    the tabs attributes (UItab name, tab number) don’t exist before
    the item is placed on the tab. and then are not destroyed when
    the item is on no tab: the name is cleared, but the tab number
    still exists. so you can have a modulator in a group that is not
    on/in a tab, that has a tab number.

    i noticed this looking at the Modulator List, and one had this
    tabs attribute where the others didn’t, and none were on tabs.

    #71995
    Mr.ToR
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    In two days, I have now 75 panel files 🙂
    I’m only using save versioned now. I’m sorting files in the directory with ‘Date Modified’ so even if I do a regular save it appears in the correct position.

    I was actually working with groups just right now 🙂 I’m making a multi-segment lcd display. It’s working fine. Did not have any problems with groups. I’m using Ctrlr v5.3.198 on mac. However I’ve experienced another problem which caused me to loose almost half a day of work now 🙂

    The problem is with the ‘uiLCDLabel’ component. Apparently, the ‘uiLabelInput AllowedChars’ parameter is not working. The solution: use a regular label with font ‘LDC2’ instead of lcdlabel with ‘LCD’ font. ‘uiLabelInput AllowedChars’ parameter is working fine in regular label. Also, for some reason, the ‘LCD2’ font is only available in regular label and ‘LCD’ font is only available in lcdlabel. They are very similar but different. I like the ‘LCD’ font better but I’m not gonna be able to use it due this allowed chars bug 🙁

    I have many small LCDs, each in a group, and all these groups are in another group, so i can position, crop and access each separately. Now I have to change all of them to regular labels 🙁

    So frustrating… Still, ctrlr is an amazing package 🙂

    #72019
    Mr.ToR
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    human fly,
    I think now I understand what you mean about the groups.
    When I cut a component from inside a group and paste it outside, I realized that I have to unclick ‘componentGoupped’

    #72026
    human fly
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    oh, that too? – i just check that no group name is
    present. i found that pasting or dragging things to
    the desktop clears the owner group name.

    but it does not clear the owner tab name, and when
    you remove that, you cannot remove the remaining
    tab number – at least that is what i am finding.

    try this with one modulator on a tab: drag it onto
    the desktop, save your file, close it and re-open it:
    your modulator has vanished – because it still belongs
    to the original tab it was on. you can remove the tab
    name in the modulator list (with care, don’t go deleting
    owner names on the wrong thing), save, re-open, and it
    should be back where it belongs – unless you do ‘make
    visible on canvas, and then end up in the top left,
    at 0,0.

    i am no longer sure this happens with groups, not checked
    recently. i just always chuck things on the work area first.

    #72039
    human fly
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    little side-note: something you will be interested in:
    i found this post by atom, 2nd post on page2:

    list of all methods included in Ctrlr (i believe), so
    this, for me, begins to clarify some things i’ve seen,
    including different function names: they are different
    functions.
    ie: setProperty()/setPropertyInt() etc.

    waveform component example

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